Elected PRI, ULB members to get life insurance cover of Rs 25 lakhs for ‘death due to militancy’

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‘The decision is aimed at providing a sense of security to elected representatives’

Srinagar: The Administrative Council (AC), which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu, approved life insurance cover of Rs 25 lakhs to all elected BDC Chairmen, Sarpanches, Panchs and all elected members of Municipal Bodies of Jammu and Kashmir in case of death due to a militancy related incident.

The government spokesman in a statement said that decision aims at strengthening grassroots democracy by providing a sense of security to the elected members of local bodies who are under constant “threat from militants”.

The life insurance cover will act as a guarantee for the subsistence of the family members of the elected representatives who die in militancy-related incidents.

It will ensure that their families do not face economic distress and poverty in case of any untoward incident and continue to fulfil basic needs of nutrition, education and health in adverse circumstances.


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